PM Narendra Modi mourns renowned vocalist Kishori Amonkar's death

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of renowned Indian classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar.

"Demise of Kishori Amonkar is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music. Deeply pained by her demise. May her soul rest in peace," the Prime Minister tweeted.

He also shared the film "Bhinna Shadja" that is based on the unparalleled contributions of Amonkar. "The works of Kishori Amonkar will always remain popular among people for years to come," Modi said.

Amonkar,84, passed away in Mumbai on Monday night after a brief illness.

In her singing career spanning seven decades, Amonkar was revered as 'Gaan-Saraswati'. Belonging to the Jaipur Gharana, she was conferred the Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Award among many others.


Updated Date: Apr 04, 2017 12:30 PM

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